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he ring

  • n  valuable flesh of fatty fish from shallow waters of northern Atlantic or Pacific; usually salted or pickled
  • n  commercially important food fish of northern waters of both Atlantic and Pacific

  • What's to be done with the record herring catch? The sleek "silver darlings" that shoal in the seas around Scotland are still sold by the traditional maze (630 fish), last.
  • Even for fish, herring are not bright; to them a curtain of air bubbles looks like a stone wall.
  • The justification that Japan had a lost decade is a red herring.
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  • Stephen Hadley in FOXNews
    Calling a boycott issue "a bit of a red herring," Hadley added: "I think, unfortunately, a lot of countries say, 'Well, if we say that we are not going to the opening ceremonies, we've checked the box on Tibet.' That's a cop-out. If other...
  • Alex Vieux in PR Web (press release)
    We were so pleased to announce Baynote as a Red Herring Top 100 Global Company,commented Red Herring publisher Alex Vieux. "Baynote has proven to be a company excelling in their industry and its ripples have turned into waves. It was...
  • Peter Jackson in Stuff.co.nz
    The whole thing about the future of movies and technology is, to me, just a huge red herring, because movies are all about story and character,Jackson said.

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